Speech2RTT is an Android (only) communications application that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened to communicate with anyone using Android smart phones.
Works over all cellular networks, worldwide;
- Automatically transcribes speech to text, in real-time, in 68 languages;
- Usable in 94 countries;
- Provides communications that are 100% private. There are no communications assistants (CAs) involved.
- No limits are imposed on the length of a communication;
- Offers 24×7 availability with no waiting;
- Enables users to communicate “on the go” since the service is provided on a mobile app;
- Fast communications: less than 300 ms latency streaming from one device to another; and,
- No voice-training is needed, even with accents;
Speech2RTT is being offered at no cost until further notice.
How Speech2RTT is different:
Speech2RTT® handles all of the following processes in real time, locally, on your Android smart phone:
- Speech Recognition;
- Speech Transcription;
- Buffering Transcriptions;
- Error Correction;
- Streaming transcribed text, in real time, to the party you are communicating with;
- Receiving and displaying the other party’s text messages on your smart phone, in real time;
Challenges processing everything, locally, on your smart phone;
Your smart phone may not have the power necessary to use Speech2RTT. This is because there are major differences in CPUs (power/speed), Memory Chips (capacity/speed), and storage space. For example, Android CPU ratings (across hundreds of tested Android devices) vary in processing power by a factor of 1,600% You can check the benchmark statistics for your Android smart phone using the following links. Source: https://www.androidbenchmark.net/
Ground rules for using Speech2RTT:
- Take turns when communicating with others;
- After every pause in your speech, pause for 1-2 seconds before commencing to speak again. This provides your smart phone with enough time to stream any text remaining in the transcription buffer. For slower smart phones: If you speak too quickly after a pause, and you buffer has not had a chance to empty, the first few words in the transcript of what you are saying when you begin speaking again, will be cut off.
- Speak as clearly and distinctly as possible;
- Speak at a normal pace;
- If words are transcribed incorrectly, simply repeat them;
- If you opt to type your messages in real time, make sure that Speech2RTT’s “Stop Listening” button is activated.
- Turn off all other running apps on your smart phone before using Speech2RTT;
- Do not place 911 RTT calls or any other type of calls that could you consider critical, or an emergency.
- Do not use Speech2RTT to try and establish “TTY to RTT” or “RTT to TTY” communications.
- Do not use Speech2RTT when other VoIP, SIP, or WiFi calling apps are running at the same time.
- Do not use Speech2RTT when any other apps are running on your device.
Circumstances under which Speech2RTT may not work on your smart phone:
- Your smart phone does not have the resources necessary to run Speech2RTT; or,
- You are not following the “Ground rules for using Speech2RTT” guidelines.